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June 22nd, 2013 10:00 PM #1
How would you honor Martin Luther...
without actually using Martin or Luther? My dad is big into the whole family tree thing, and he recently shared that it's a possibility that one of our ancestors was an aide to Martin Luther (which I find, quite frankly, amazing. I've grown up looking up to the reformers and martyrs of Christendom, and a tie to Martin Luther is just too cool, imo!). I like the idea of incorporating that into my list somehow, but I'm not terribly fond of Martin (which feels a bit drab and mid-1900s to me) or Luther (which is okay, and interesting, but I can't help but only think of Lex Luthor and Luther Vandross, which aren't really what I'm going for). Any ideas? I figure Caleb 95 Theses "Roberts" wouldn't be the best combo...Ashley
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June 22nd, 2013 10:03 PM #3
Lux/Luz (though I prefer these ones for girl)
EDIT: Maybe Calvin, after John Calvin and Calvinism? He was another reformer whom I believe based his work off of Martin Luther.
EDIT 2x: Or potentially ML as your son's initials?
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June 22nd, 2013 11:34 PM #7Member
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I like Martin Luther, too.
Here's what I've got. Some of them are a bit of a stretch, I'll admit.
I like the suggestions of Augustine or Paul as those were Luther's main influences.
Wittenburg- as that was where Luther first posted the 95 thesis.
Roland or Bainton as he is the foremost Lutheran scholar.
Saxon or Saxony - the area of Germany where Luther did most of his ministry
Beaufort- The Beautiful Fort- a nod to "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" Luther's most famous hymn. Other names that mean fort/fortress or something similar- Caerwyn, Carlyle, Cary, Lancaster, Shea, Thurl
Luther was traveling with a man named Justus Jonas when he died. I like Jonas better than Justus but I think both are usable.
Luther's last words were- "We are beggars. It is true." Names that mean true- Emmett, Verity, or Alethia (for a girl). The name Deacon comes from a greek word which means servant. So, not quite the same as beggar but it is a nice name IMO.
Amadeus/Amedeo/Amadeo mean Lover of God, which could be a general association with your lineage.
Do you know what your ancestor was named?
June 23rd, 2013 01:53 AM #9